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Computer Frustration

cycleguru

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OK, here's one for you geeks out there. First off, I'm old and don't know squat about computers and how to use one very well. I can do email, type and print a letter, and write stuff on this forum, but that's about it. A couple of years ago I decided to get into PSK31 so, with the help of a friend, downloaded HRD. I used it for a while and then it quit working. We tried to get it back but never could. So I downloaded Fldigi and used IT for a while before it to quit me, too. :w00t: Then I downloaded Digipan and had fun with it for about a year, and then, you guessed it, it quit me. :headbang I can receive just fine, but it WILL NOT transmit. What's the deal??

I'm using an HP laptop and running Windows 7. Anybody have any ideas?


Thanks

Mark K7OWG
 

Moleculo

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When you say that it "quit transmitting", what exactly do you mean? Does the rig even key into TX mode?
 

cycleguru

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No. I click on the TX button and nothing happens. Also, when I click on any of my macros they print on my screen but don't transmit.
 

Moleculo

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No. I click on the TX button and nothing happens. Also, when I click on any of my macros they print on my screen but don't transmit.

It sounds to me like the CAT has stopped working. Double-check to make sure that the COM port settings match what your PC & Rig are expecting.
 

Qwazyone

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Using Win 7 you should be able to press the start button, type device- it will show in the search box and then click on device manager under control panel.

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Then click on ports(COM and LPT) and it should show the COM port you need to have set in your program

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cycleguru

W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member
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Q. That all went well until I got to the "device manager" page. I don't have a "ports" choice listed. ! ?
 

cycleguru

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Rigblaster Nomic. The weird thing is that after a normal PSK31 session I shut everything down as usual, then a couple of days later I fired everything up for another session and that's when it wouldn't transmit. I had not touched anything. Gremlins I guess. BTW, I've checked every connection 20 times. :confused: Thanks for all your help.


Mark
 

cycleguru

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Aug 4, 2013
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Yes, I did download the drivers. I'll try a different USB port and see what happens.

Thanks

Mark
 

w9cll

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Are other USB devices on the pc working? Do you have another PC to check the cable on? Is this the same cable or did you purchase a new one? Reason I ask the last question is there are a lot of fake cables out there that just plain don't work.
 

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